Archive for October 25th, 2014

October 25th, 2014 - 11:56 pm § in America

Book Review: Schools Don’t Teach This Version Of American History

Last month an uproar erupted in Colorado over a conservative school board’s attempt to censor U.S. history and use schools to proselytize for free-market capitalism.  Students boycotted classes, teachers staged “sick-ins,” and the community demonstrated against the board’s c[...]

October 25th, 2014 - 10:43 pm § in Politics

Photo ID: The New (Legal) Poll Tax

Republicans don’t want most Americans to vote.  It’s so obvious they don’t even try very hard to hide it anymore.  It’s an obvious strategy for an unpopular minority party when propaganda and lies don’t work very well anymore.  (Which was amply proven by their double[...]

October 25th, 2014 - 12:00 pm § in Misc.


Iran Hangs Woman Convicted Of Killing Alleged Rapist[...]

October 25th, 2014 - 11:10 am § in America

52 Years After Ol’ Miss Admits a Black Guy, They Cheer THEIR Black Football Players!

I post this on a Oct fall Saturday evening in 2014 while watching undefeated football teams of Ole Mis and Mississippi State just 52 years after this event. Both teams are 75% black being cheered on by the Grand Kids and Great Grand kids who once denied them. Only in America. Integrating Ole Miss: A[...]

October 25th, 2014 - 10:51 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Ballot Recommendations: Two Sets of Similar Ideas

   Geov Parrish: This year’s general election ballots have been mailed out, and they’re…long. And complicated. Not to worry – I’m here to help. Because buried among the judicial races and “advisory vote” nonsense are some genuinely important, meaningful choices. Unlike this Augus[...]

October 25th, 2014 - 3:34 am § in America


In response to a request I have deleted the original text of this post from July 22, 2014.  The edited post follows below. Let me explain.  William Deresiewicz, former Yale Professor, author and contributor at The Nation and The New Republic, wrote a very thoughtful piece with the title used above[...]

October 25th, 2014 - 2:46 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: How much profit did Huffington Post Make Last Year?

a. 10 million b. 5 million c. 150 thousand d. broke even e. lost 6 million[...]